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06/15/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

Best Farmers’ Markets Around Santa Barbara

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Do you know what makes a vacation in Santa Barbara even better than you ever imagined it could be? The opportunity to walk the aisles of a local farmers’ market, breathing in the fresh ocean air as you pick and choose from an amazing cornucopia of fresh produce, home-baked treats, and various specialty gifts for the family who didn’t get to accompany you on your trip to paradise; your vacation just exploded into next level awesomeness! Farmers’ markets allow you take a step back into time and experience the simpler

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06/1/2018
Santa Barbara Restaurants

Best Pizza Restaurants in Santa Barbara

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When you think about food in Santa Barbara, chances are your first thoughts involve seafood. Sitting at ocean’s edge as we do, it’s a valid point, but we have to tell you the restaurants in and around Santa Barbara are a smorgasbord of international and American delights. From good old-fashioned barbecue, to healthy and organic Mediterranean, to everyone’s favorite pizza, our ocean village offers a meal for every craving—and the food we tend to crave most often is pizza! And because we know that even the healthiest of eaters share

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05/18/2018
Events in Santa Barbara

Best Summer Festivals in Santa Barbara

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A visit to Santa Barbara in the summer will be a magical one filled with happy moments, exciting adventures, and opportunities to bask in the wonders of the California sun. There are no sunsets anywhere else on Earth as magical as ours. In addition to the standard sightseeing trips, beach days, and delicious meals that will be remembered for years to come, our summer festivals are designed to ensure that all visitors get to experience everything that is great about California. If your summer travels are going to bring you

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05/7/2018
Santa Barbara Holidays

How to Spend Memorial Day in Santa Barbara

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Time flies faster the older we get, and although it seems like it was just last week we were celebrating the winter holidays, Memorial Day is not that far away, making now the perfect time to plan your Santa Barbara Memorial Day getaway. Remembering the days of camping in a tent for the holiday? You and your family would swim in a pond, barbecue hot dogs on the grill, and end the night shooting off fireworks from your camp chairs by the fire. A Memorial Day vacation to Santa Barbara

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05/7/2018
Santa Barbara Restaurants

Best Breakfast Restaurants in Santa Barbara

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One of our favorite things about any of the meals prepared in California is knowing that our chefs and cooks have learned to combine healthy with delicious. Bland, boring, and tasteless is not in their vocabulary, as is evidenced by the list of breakfast restaurants you will find below! Serving organic and locally sourced meals, these restaurants have made it their mission to keep us healthy while doing their best to keep the environment healthy as well, ensuring that the beauty of Santa Barbara (and our own trim waistlines!) stays

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05/3/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

5 Activities to Help You Stay Fit During Your Santa Barbara Vacation

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Vacations aren’t generally a time where we concern ourselves about fitness, but in a world that idolizes the fit and the fabulous, it never hurts to at least give it a try. Since your Santa Barbara vacation is already guaranteed to be life changing, this list of activities will be the perfect fit. Mixing sightseeing and exercise is easy when you have suggestions from your new friends here at Paradise Retreats! Beach Volleyball The volleyball courts at East Beach are so much fun, it won’t even seem like you are

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04/26/2018
Events in Santa Barbara

Upcoming Food Festivals in Santa Barbara

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One of the best parts of any vacation, in our humble opinion, is trying out the food that is special to the region we are visiting, such as Texas barbecue, Mexican food in Arizona, or any of the southern specialties that can be found in our southern states. When visiting New York, the opportunity to sample food of all nationalities makes us salivate, but at the end of the day, it’s the food you can taste right here in California that makes us the happiest. Offering a giant selection of

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04/12/2018
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Dog Friendly Activities and Attractions in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is an amazing place to visit for people of all interests, as there is great natural beauty, outdoor recreation, restaurants, night life, and so much more. But it is also perfect for dogs. There is so much to smell and so much space to run, and there is plenty for dog owners to enjoy simultaneously. Next time you are visiting the city, do not hesitate to bring your furry friend along for the ride. Explore the City The beautiful thing about Santa Barbara is the people here know

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04/10/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

Best Bike Trails in Santa Barbara

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The community in Santa Barbara is one that takes biking quite seriously. With natural landscapes so beautiful, it would be a shame to not fully take advantage of it, and biking through some amazing trails is one of the best ways to do just that. While there are seemingly endless trails and ways to enjoy the area on your bike, the following are some of the local favorite trails that you need to check out the next time you are here! Beach Cruising from East to West Beach East and

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03/16/2018
Santa Barbara Attractions

Where to Get the Best Views in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every single year. While endless activities in the perfect weather is a big reason for this, much of the tourists come simply because Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful places you will ever see. This being the case, you do not have to do much of anything in order to enjoy a vacation here, as finding a nice place to relax and take in the beauty is sure to provide for some awesome memories. The following are a couple of

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